MINNEAPOLIS â€" Barnes & Thornburg LLP
has announced that Niall A. MacLeod
has joined the firmâ€™s Minneapolis office as an of counsel member in the Intellectual Property Law Department.
has litigated complex intellectual property disputes throughout the United States, with a particular focus on matters related to medical devices, internet-based systems and technologies, computer hardware and software technologies, and telecommunications systems.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg he was an attorney for Myers, Boebel & MacLeod LLP in Minneapolis.
MacLeod is the seventh attorney to join Barnes & Thornburgâ€™s Minneapolis office this year, following the additions of labor and employment attorney Tina Syring-Petrocchi from Ford & Harrison LLP intellectual property litigator Douglas Williams from Fulbright & Jaworski LLP litigation and intellectual property attorney Aaron A. Myers of Myers, Boebel & MacLeod LLP Thomas Boardman, former deputy general counsel, vice president and assistant secretary of 3M Company; commercial litigator Annamarie Daley from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP and Felicia Boyd, a nationally recognized intellectual property litigator from Faegre & Benson LLP.
Prior to joining Myers, Boebel & MacLeod LLP, MacLeod practiced intellectual property litigation for over a decade for Minneapolis-based law firms Dorsey & Whitney, and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, and was a telecommunications engineer for the Nevada Power Company.
He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1989 from the University of Arizona, and his J.D. magna cum laude in 1996 from the Syracuse University College of Law.
While in law school he was an associate for the Syracuse Law Review.
is admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court
and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.